*Age Of Consent & Legal Sexual Activity for the State of
19th August 2003
Letter from the office of Premier of
What I am specifically seeking is the removal of the “Sodomy Law” (Sections 208 & 209 of the Criminal Code 1899) – a law which applies technically to all women and men, regardless of their sexuality – but which, in practice, actively discriminates against 16 & 17 year old men who may be gay or bisexual (regardless of whether those men are sexually active or not).” (as per my 25th July 2003 letter).
The letter also reiterates that the Government has NO PLANS to amend existing legislation.
Text as scanned from original letter stored as a jpg image HERE.
Please quote: 35328/mb23/L&JP
Mr John Frame
WAVELL HEIGHTS QLD 4012
Dear Mr Frame
Thank you for your letter of
I note that you have previously corresponded with this office about these issues and note the distinction you make between interpreting your letter as advocating a reduction in the age of consent for homosexual sex rather than recognising the general application of sections 208 and 209 of the Criminal Code irrespective of the sexuality of the people involved in the sexual activity.
As you were informed previously, the Government has no plans to amend the existing legislation.
Thank you for writing to the Premier to clarify this issue.
Chief of Staff
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